Losing your teeth from Gum Disease, Decay or Injury is an upsetting experience. You will experience a loss of function and inability to chew and eat freely and also will experience the aesthetic and psychological impact of missing teeth. Now, in recent times, you have options other than dentures or bridges.
Dr Paul McKay is a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and has received his Diplomate Accreditation Status. ICOI is devoted to providing implant education to the entire dental team to better serve its patients. The ICOI is the world’s largest dental implant organisation.
If you are not sure about what a Dental Implant can achieve then let us explain. Dental Implants are a permanent tooth replacement which looks and feels alike natural teeth. Chewing ability is restored and Dental Implants look and function just like a tooth. They have been used for many years to replace single teeth, multiple teeth and all teeth!
A Dental Implant is a Screw placed into the Jaw-bone. It is the replacement Root of the tooth. On a cellular level, Bone Cells will fuse to the Dental Implant surface a form a strong union. The Dental Implant forms a strong base for a Crown Restoration to be placed and restore the tooth to normal shape, colour and function just like your natural teeth.
Dental Implants allow you to speak, eat and smile normally. They are long-lasting, comfortable and will enhance your mouth and smile. Since they provide the jawbone with support, they will actually help to prevent further jaw-bone shrinking over time that missing teeth suffer. Dental Implants will eliminate the problems suffered with Dentures: loose, bulky, uncomfortable, catching food and the embarrassment of wearing dentures.
We want your Dental Appointments to be convenient and comfortable. From the moment you make your first Appointment Reservation we expect to provide the very best dental experience.
We would love to show to you the difference our caring and convenient approach can assist you with your dental health. Our Reception Team is available to answer your Questions and Reserve a time for you to meet a Dentist.
See these Dental Implant Cases with Before and After and during photos of treatments provided at Brisbane Smiles in Toowong, Brisbane.
The Team at Brisbane Smiles has a passion for properly planned and predictable Dental Implant care for patients. If you are considering Dental Implant treatments, then we would be happy to offer you a Consultation time to have an assessment and for your Dentist at Brisbane Smiles to offer you treatment should you be a suitable patient.
Treatment Planning using Advanced Technology including Virtual Jaw Surgery after collecting Data from CBCT 3D Jaw Scans and Optical Jaw Impressions
Don't be nervous! Brisbane Smiles has a visiting Medical Anesthetist to provide I.V. Sedation
Brisbane Smiles uses 3D Printers to create surgical guides to aid in accurate placement of the Dental Implants
Brisbane Smiles has been in Toowong and Taringa Areas for 72 years and we can show you similar previous treatment photos
Brisbane Smiles has experience and an attention to detail
Brisbane Smiles makes all crowns and bridges onsite in our Dental Laboratory with Experienced Dental Technicians
Dental Implants are the Fixture (Screw) placed in the Jaw to provide a stable anchor for a Crown
Dental Implants are a complete tooth replacement
Dental Implants require ongoing Check-up and Cleaning
Dental Implants require surgery to place into the Jaw
Dental Implants require a Crown connected to the Implant with an Abutment
Dental Implants require Bone Integration over the initial 3 month period for long-term stability
Dental Implants can dramatically improve Chewing and Function
Dental Implants can replace missing teeth, but in the first instance keeping teeth is a good choice where possible
Brisbane Smiles will customise all Appointments to suit the needs of individuals. Temporary Crowns/Bridges or Dentures will be planned prior to treatment to avoid any patient missing teeth throughout the treatment times. The time for this discussion is prior to having teeth removed.
A typical Appointment Sequence for Dental Implants involves the following stages.
Your First Appointment will be a talk, look, see leaving you with an understanding of your specific condition and the different options available
Surgery is performed painlessly under Local Anaesthetic Injection with options for Medical Anaesthetist for IV Sedation
Scans of the Jaw are taken in 3D using the CBCT Planmeca Unit and Colour Digital Impressions taken using the 3Shape Trios3 Mouth Scanner
Throughout healing you will visit for Review Appointments to check healing and make arrangements for future Appointments
Your Dentist will complete Virtual Surgery and complete planning to provide you with a Report which will be given to you at your second visit: Treatment Discussion
Construction of Crowns is usually non-invasive and does not require Local Anaesthetic. This stage involves our Dental Technicians who will construct the Crown part of the tooth for you
Brisbane Smiles is focused on providing customised care to each individual and this starts from your Consultation Appointment.
You will meet your Dentist and discuss any concerns and goals for treatment. An Assessment will be undertaken and any required Scans will be discussed and undertaken. Your Dentist will be descriptive in the likely outcome for treatment along with the risks and potential complications associated with the relevant treatment.
The Dentist will be able to discuss your condition and discuss the relevant treatment options before taking final records to provide a more detailed Treatment Recommendation at your Second Appointment.
When you are accepted as a patient at Brisbane Smiles you will be offered multiple payment options. These various options will be discussed and detailed in your personalised Dental Report which includes your Written Cost Estimate. Our Treatment Coordinator will work with you to make the Investment in your teeth managed and achievable in the right time frame.
We accept Via/Mastercard and Amex Credit Cards at the time of Appointments
We accept Cash on the day of Appointment and Cheque 2 days prior to Appointments
We accept Hicaps Health Fund Payments at the time of Appointments
We offer ZipMoney payment options to have treatment now and pay later
We accept Eftpos payment at the time of Appointments
We offer OpenPay payment options to have treatment now and pay later
Another option available for patients who meet particular conditions is Superannuation Release. This is available should the treatment not be available in the public system and you are suffering acute or chronic pain. Passing certain criteria is critical and this is one option our Treamtent Coordinator and Dentists can discuss. You should seek personal advice from your financial advisor/planner/accountant.
Advances in Dental Implant design have allowed for Immediate Tooth Replacement on most occasions. Most people will undergo a single visit for the removal and replacement of the tooth with a Dental Implant, leaving with a fixed-in tooth and therefore not have the inconvenience of a gap.
Modern Dental Implant Treatment along with Modern High-Technology Zirconia Bridges have revolutionised the replacement of missing teeth. replacement of all teeth in a jaw can be performed with immediate teeth placed on the Dental Implants at the time of surgery. Zirconia Bridges give both a strong basis for chewing and function but give a highly aesthetic appearance.
Dental Implants are a noble dental treatment for the replacement of teeth. They work by placing a fixture into the jawbone. Due to the unique surfaces characteristics, bone cells fuse onto the implant forming a strong union. The Dental Implant can then hold securely a crown, bridge or denture.
The Dental Implant is typically a well-engineered screw made of titanium. The secret to dental implants is the connection inside which allows other parts to be inserted and hold the crown of the tooth.
The Abutment is the connection that joins the dental implant to the crown.
The crown is the visual part of the tooth. It is carefully made using digital Cad-cam technology and hand finishing to recreate an aesthetically pleasing tooth that blends with the other teeth in the mouth.
Dental Implants are indicated for the replacement of missing teeth or teeth which require extraction. There are few instances that a patient is not a candidate for an implant at any point in time. Patients not suitable for Dental Implants may have uncontrolled diabetes, be undergoing chemotherapy, be pregnant. Smoking increases risks for dental implant infections, but this is not a contraindication.
When undergoing Dental Implant Treatments you will make an investment in the health of your mouth. Should you be accepted as a patient at Brisbane Smiles then our Dentists will provide you with a personalised Cost Estimate. The initial Consultation Appointment is $100. Single Dental Implant Treatments are between $5,000 and $6,000 for all stages. Full jaw replacements are a larger investment with many different options which require full assessment prior to providing an estimate.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Level One, 31 Sherwood Road Toowong, Brisbane
Phone (07) 3870 3333
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